Grand jury indicts Rochester shooter

Jul 7, 2023

WAREHAM — A grand jury has indicted a Rochester man who reportedly shot and killed a Mattapoisett resident, according to the shooter’s defense attorney.

Cody Perry of Rochester was arrested on April 7 after shooting Mattapoisett resident Justin Doberck. 

He told police that Doberck was a “big dude” and that he threw him to the ground, according to reports.

“When I fell, I shot,” Cody Perry told police.

Doberck was transported to St. Luke’s Hospital in New Bedford where he was pronounced dead at approximately 10:15 p.m., according to Rochester Police Department reports.

Cody Perry is being held in the Plymouth County House of Corrections without bail, said Cody Perry’s defense attorney Devin McBride.

According to police reports, Doberck had been dating Cody Perry’s sister Haley Perry for “three to four years,” and the shooting stemmed from an argument among the three people.

Prosecutor Victoria Wood said that the case has been “indicted but yet to be arraigned.”

An indictment “contains the basic information that informs the person of the charges against them,” according to the United States Department of Justice. An arraignment is the formal reading of a criminal charge in the presence of a defendant.

A probable cause hearing for Cody Perry would be held no later than Wednesday, Aug. 2, said McBride.

According to McBride, a grand jury recently indicted Cody Perry, he added that the case will tentatively appear in Plymouth County Superior Court during the week of July 16.

Plymouth County District Attorney Tim Cruz did not immediately respond to request for comment. 

If the case is brought to Plymouth County Superior Court before the probable cause hearing date on Tuesday, Aug. 2, the probable cause hearing will be dismissed, said McBride.

“We look forward to presenting what we believe to be a viable defense in court,” said McBride. “This is just a very difficult circumstance for all parties.”